How McManus-Lorey Funeral Home is Handling COVID-19
We understand that the loss of a loved one during this national emergency is difficult. Our staff is taking all measures necessary to keep our guests and ourselves safe and healthy while caring for grieving families.
Directives from the Governor's Office ask that we limit attendees at our facility to the smallest number of direct immediate family members, not to exceede 10. So as to reduce your exposure to the virus and for the sake of our greater community, we will be limiting SERVICES, APPOINTMENTS AND VISITATIONS TO IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY. In this difficult time, we thank you for your consideration of the health and safety of your friends and neighbors during your time of grief.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Funeral Home Still Open?
Yes. Our directors are available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We kindly ask that you call ahead and schedule a time to meet with one of our directors to discuss your needs and concerns.
What Should I Do If A Loved One Dies?
Please call us - regardless of the time. Our staff is able to access any hospital or nursing home facility as well as a private residence. We would ask if you please call first instead of ‘walking in’ without an appointment. If your loved has been exposed to Covid-19, please make us aware of it immediately.
Do I Have to Come Into the Funeral Home for an Appointment?
No. Although it would be preferable, we can discuss arrangements with you over the phone or by e-mail.
Can We Still Have Visiting Hours at the Funeral Home?
Yes, we are still scheduling visiting hours at the funeral home. In accordance with the NYS and CDC’s most recent recommendations we are requiring families to make their visiting hours private, for immediate family only. We also ask families to be flexible when scheduling their services. We are staggering visitors and services, so as to keep the number of people within the facilities to a minimum.
For those who are not attending services, consider visiting our obituary page to leave a message for the family, post pictures or view other tributes that may be there.
We are offering the option of live streaming the services of your choice via TribuCast at no additional charge.
Are Churches and Cemeteries Open?
All churches have suspended funeral masses and services. Families are encouraged to schedule Memorial Masses in the future. Some clergy may come to the funeral home and/or cemetery and others will not. All cemeteries are currently open but have various emergency regulation. These may limiting the number of people to less than 10 attendees or may preclude attendance altogether. Currently, Calverton National Cemetery is not allowing families at the cemetery and the rendering of military honors has been suspended.
What If I’m Visiting the Funeral Home?
We are asking visitors to adhere to the following common sense guidelines:
- Maintain 'Social Distancing' guidelines
- Clean your hands frequently
- Please refrain from handshakes and hugs
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Limit your time at the funeral home to reduce your exposure
- Physical contact should be avoided as much as possible
What Should I Do If I, or My Loved One, has Coronavirus?
If you are not feeling well, please self isolate yourself. Do not come to the funeral home. We can make arrangements by alternate means at your convenience. If your loved one passed away with the Coronavirus, please make us aware of it immediately.